Adrian Cronauer, disc jockey who inspired role in Good Morning, Vietnam, passes to chapter eternal

Notable Pi Kapp Adrian Cronauer (Pi Kappa Phi Member at Large), the former US airman whose radio show provided the inspiration for Robin Williams’ character in “Good Morning, Vietnam” has died, his family said.

Adrian Cronauer on the air

Cronauer passed away Wednesday in a Virginia nursing home of an “age-related illness,” his daughter-in-law Mary Muse told CNN. He was 79 years old.

“Adrian was warm and approachable. He loved the service men and service women all over the world, and always made time to personally engage with them. Although he was an only child, his military brothers and sisters became part of his family,” his family said in a statement.

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